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Provisioning is the process of selecting and procuring equipment, parts and material to the range and depth necessary for (1) supporting the customer's fleet operation and (2) maintaining and repairing fleet aircraft, engines, end items, support equipment and related component parts. Spec 2000 Chapter 1, Provisioning, defines the data elements and specifies the various formats and procedures required for transmitting digital provisioning data from manufacturer to airline.

This specification was designed principally for the "Initial Provisioning" process that is concerned with supporting a new aircraft fleet or an end item for an initial period of operation. Transmission of provisioning data starts well in advance of the first delivery, to permit ordering and establishment of support inventories in time for initial operations. The data are maintained by scheduled revisions through the delivery span.

This system is also suited to phased provisioning requirements and re-provisioning tasks. Phased or follow-on provisioning usually employs more mature part-number removal rates and/or a fully implemented fleet maintenance plan requiring a broader and deeper range of spare parts.

Re-provisioning is often utilized when airline route structures or fleet structures are altered and the main base and station inventories must be reviewed for surplus or deficiencies in light of new requirements.

This specification also provides definitions to assist in provisioning of previously owned aircraft. The Spec 2000 system is part-number oriented and relates directly to an aircraft, its engine, and/or end items installed on the aircraft or engine.

Spec 2000 Provisioning provides manufacturers with the standards they need to more efficiently manage their processes and reduce costs. It also offers them the opportunity to provide their airline customers with the best possible support in defining their initial spare part requirements. Aircraft operators also benefit by using these standards and tools to provision for their new aircraft and engines in an accurate, efficient and cost-effective manner. Additional benefits of Spec 2000 Provisioning include:
  • Reduced time for exchange and processing of provisioning data
  • Standardized data formats
  • Enables compatibility between sending and receiving systems
  • Consistency between trading partners
  • Full implementation of Spec 2000 enables increased overall efficiency and cost savings
Getting Started
To implement a Spec 2000 Provisioning system: Contact the software providers of your choice, to learn about their capabilities, technical requirements, special features and prices.

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